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By the way...this 1024 sounds FANTASTIC !!! 🥰
I just put on fresh steel's on one of my 1000MA'S... used nckels for a time now..but had a set of D'Addarios in an box somewhere... man this is piano string !  I'm in love with that bass ! 
I need to have it. Oh, it's already mine ❤️

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19 minutes ago, gobasserk said:

This is not THE video I was referring to but in it he is playing a black 1024...  Still searching for THE vid..
(go to 3:08 min) 

 

Edit: Well actually it already has he reversed pickups! So it is the 1024 !! 
 

 

 

Are they EMG’s?

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I don't think so because you can see the pole pieces of the pickups if you watch the video in the fullscreen modus... but I might be wrong here

I think I remember him talking about an Aguilar preamp ? (In the video that I am still searching for) 

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"Steve Cook started as a touring bass player when printed maps were the only way to get there. His extensive studio and touring credits run the gamut from rock to jazz to country. Also a busy producer and WWII aviation junkie, he welcomes you to reach out via Twitter @shinybass."

 

from Premier Guitar website, maybe invite him to post up about it, or share alink to the video explaining exactly what he has done to it

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1 minute ago, jezzaboy said:

That was looking not too bad until the last line 

  • Will Be Sent Well Packaged & Fully Tracked With ParcelForce 48B|

It’s just too messed with to be a £300 BB300.

Didnt realise the machineheads had been swapped (didn’t look at all photos) and the relentless mentions of “road worn” probably means it’s rough as derrière.

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Just now, gobasserk said:

In my opinion too much for a BB 300  without the decals ( why do yo do such a thing?) It does not look good in any way! Knobs....🙈🙈

 

If it’s was £100 (I think that’s where it should be in that state) -

I would get it, and have Dave Wilson do a Nice paint job on it, matching headstock with new Decal...

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3 minutes ago, gobasserk said:

It is a member profile...is this the guy ? ( Sorry, maybe because I am not a native speaker I might get things wrong or even miight not get them ) 😛 

Not sure if he has an account on here, he’s active on Facebook 

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1 hour ago, gobasserk said:

It is a member profile...is this the guy ? ( Sorry, maybe because I am not a native speaker I might get things wrong or even miight not get them ) 😛 

Send me a DM and I can hook you up

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7 hours ago, MattiZ said:

Finally, my whole BB family together. L-R: 235, 300, 1200S, 1200S, 400S, 735A.

Terrible pic quality, lightning conditions far from ideal. 

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That's a quality BB collection you have put together! 

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5 minutes ago, Ricky Rioli said:

Does the 235 have any qualities of its own compared to the 735A, or is it simply 5-string backup?

I think that's a slightly sore question, given that I encouraged him to get a 735A at the same time as I got mine! 

But it's having two 1200S that I find is just plain rude 😁

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22 hours ago, Ricky Rioli said:

Does the 235 have any qualities of its own compared to the 735A, or is it simply 5-string backup?

I wrote a longish BB235 review in this thread a while back, also made some comparative comments on both. At the moment I enjoy the 235 more. I practise on it, it is the instrument I’m most likely to grab when I start writing a song, or just feel like playing something. The 735A gets playd at band rehearsals only, it fits the band in question (loud stoner/doom type thing) quite nicely. 

235 sounds great played clean, or with some modulation fx, or a bit of dirt. Its electronics have a bit more hiss than the 735A’s but that is probably the only real fault I’ve found. 735A likes dirt and behaves well at loud volumes, with octave, fuzz, distortion pedals into Darkglass MT900, but sounds a bit... neutral, almost boring, when clean. It could be the preamp, or the pickups - or the strings: it’s had the same Rotosound Flats set on from day one, and I’ve just started thinking they might not be the ideal strings for it. I’ve used and loved them on both my BB1200S’s (and I very much wished the 735A would turn out to be the 5-string 1200S, which it clearly is not), but they don’t seem to fit here. 

Now, I’ve been waiting for my order of Ernie Ball Cobalt Flat single B-strings since october and when they arrive, I’ll be able to reach the final verdict. I hope. Love those strings on every 4-stringer I’ve tried (passive, active, fretless, fretted), going to set up both 5ers with them and see what happens. 

Guess I didn’t really answer your question here, did I?

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22 hours ago, Al Krow said:

I think that's a slightly sore question, given that I encouraged him to get a 735A at the same time as I got mine! 

But it's having two 1200S that I find is just plain rude 😁

Yes, my friend, it is all your fault. 😄 

Does it ease your pain at all that one of the 1200S’s has a hideous routing for a bridge J pickup, and an EMG P/J set, missing its original P pickup? 

If anybody has a spare BB1000S bridge pickup lying around, even non-functional, or just the pickup cover, I’m very, very interested. I could make the routing even bigger and even uglier. Drunk at 3 am, with a blunt rusty knife and a hammer, in a dark shed...

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26 minutes ago, MattiZ said:

I wrote a longish BB235 review in this thread a while back, also made some comparative comments on both.

"The BB235 was much better than expected. It had really good setup, and with Rotosound Monel Flats is a joy to play. The cheap ceramic PU’s are loud, clear and well balanced. Just one thing: the neck has too much of a D profile, I never liked those that much.

"On the other hand, the BB735A is not any better than I expected. In fact I had great expectations for it, maybe even too much. The setup was not good: some sharpish fret ends, nut so high I took it to a luthier friend for filing it down (even he made comments on the setup). The pickups are nothing special, and compared to both my BB1200S’s, the preamp sounds, well, quite generic. But: the neck has a lovely C profile, just slightly thicker with less shoulders than the BB235, exactly how I like it. 

"Only played one band rehearsal with each yet. For now, I prefer the cheap BB235 - well, I’ve played it a few months already, the BB735A is brand new. Guess it takes a couple months to reach a verdict here"

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57 minutes ago, MattiZ said:

Yes, my friend, it is all your fault. 😄 

Does it ease your pain at all that one of the 1200S’s has a hideous routing for a bridge J pickup, and an EMG P/J set, missing its original P pickup? 

Very much so, thank you. I will sleep well for the first time in a long time, tonight.

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